Jesse Lingard sent transfer plea by West Ham fans with "come back" chant

West Ham fans gave Jesse Lingard a warm welcome at the London Stadium as he returned with Manchester United.

The midfielder scored the winner against the side who he spent half of last season on loan with, as he curled a great shot into the top right corner.

The Hammers had taken the lead in the first half through a deflected Said Benrahma shot, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser.

Despite taking the lead in the 89th minute, the final moments of the game were still tense for the visitors, as David Moyes’ side were awarded a penalty after a Luke Shaw handball.

David de Gea continued his heroics this season to save the spot kick by Mark Noble, who had come off the bench specifically to take it.

Before coming off the bench, Lingard had received a positive response from the West Ham fans while he was warming up, with them trying to tempt him back to the club.

They chanted: “He wants to come back, he wants to come back, Jesse Lingard, he wants to come back.”

There was also a huge round of applause for him as he made his way onto the pitch.

The 28-year-old acted with equal respect after grabbing the deciding goal, as he held his hands up and celebrated subduedly.

Lingard reignited his career last season with The Hammers.

In 16 games he scored nine times and assisted three, as he helped the club to a Europa League spot.

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West Ham were interest in bringing him back to the capital, but United were not willing to sell during the summer.

In three Premier League appearances he has scored twice, looking like a strong option from the bench.

He also endured a moment to forget during the midweek defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League, as his loose back pass gifted the home side a 2-1 win.

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